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Percutaneous Drainage of Prostatic Abscess: Case Report and Literature Review.
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PMID:  21934282     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The incidence of prostatic abscess is 0.5% in relation to all prostate pathologies and usually occurs in patients with diabetes or with some degree of immunosuppression. The case of a male patient, 84 years old, with a history of arterial hypertension and mild renal failure, presenting high fever, prostate syndrome, genital edema and constipation is reported. He was diagnosed with prostate abscess via transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS). Treatment was started with empirical meropenem and a puncture of the abscess was performed transperineally under TRUS guidance placing an 8-Fr nephrostomy tube for 36 h. The patient was discharged 48 h after the puncture with a good prognosis. TRUS-guided transperineal drainage is a safe, adequate and effective treatment for prostate abscess, and allows the placement of drainage for several hours thereby avoiding the communication between the abscessed cavity and the urethra or rectum. Therefore, after having reviewed the literature, we consider this approach suitable for drainage.
Miguel Angel Arrabal-Polo; Antonio Jimenez-Pacheco; Miguel Arrabal-Martin
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urologia internationalis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1423-0399     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417373     Medline TA:  Urol Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.
San Cecilio University Hospital, Granada, Spain.
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